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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Blogs

Staying Connected

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how important it is to reach out to friends and family during this time via texting, emailing, and phone calls.

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Can’t Sleep

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about her difficulty sleeping caused by anxiety over the Coronavirus and tools she has utilized to fall asleep at night.

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Introducing Dmitri!

By Dmitri 

In their first blog, Dmitri introduces themselves, discusses their interests, and how before their diagnosis, they didn't fully understand the Autism Spectrum.

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Introducing Rose

By Rose

In their first blog, Rose introduces themself and talks about how their diagnosis, as well as their brother's, has affected them.

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Self-Care: Limiting Social Media

By Out-of-Sync Woman

In this blog, Out of Sync Woman shares her suggestions for limiting her access to social media during the coronavirus pandemic as a self-care strategy for her mental health.

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Hey Arnold – A Showcase of Non-Traditional Family Structures

By Ziggie

Ziggy talks about how the 90's TV show, "Hey Arnold" covered individual and familial issues that were not commonly discussed in children shows and why it was so important to him.

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Driven to Distraction

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how distractions can make it hard to stay focused on work and complete her tasks in a timely manner.

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5 Years Later – The Ideal Form of Baby Steps

By Khylil

In this blog, Khylil reflects on the last five years, how an interview made him realize what he wanted to do, and the first "baby steps" he took to achieving his goals.

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Black History and Nursing – Mary Eliza Mahoney

By Ziggie

For Black History Month, Ziggie writes about the first African American nurse - Mary Eliza Mahoney - and the lasting impact she made in the field.

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Defining Normal

By Sarah Matincheck

In this blog, Sarah discusses what it means to be "normal" and how her opinion changed as she learned more about Autism.

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An Overview of Ridesharing Apps and Why I Prefer Using Them Over Public Transportation

By Ziggie

Ziggie shares his thoughts on using rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber, and why he prefers this mode of public transportation over others.

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Hiding Behind a Mask

By Out-of-Sync Woman

In this blog, Out of Sync Woman addresses how she can hide how she is struggling behind a mask. She also discusses how emotions can become too much to bear and how helpful a support system can be.

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Identity

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman shares her thoughts on person-first vs. identity-first language, and what she prefers to use herself.

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Self-identity: I am autistic

By Khylil

As part of the How I See It series, ASDNext blogger Khylil shares his thoughts on person-first vs. identity-first language in autism.

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Lyft to Public Transportation

By Khylil

In this blog, Khylil talks about the benefits associated with Uber/Lyft as well as Public transportation, and his opinions regarding when he uses one over the other.

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